According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center, there are more than 3 million Muslim Americans in the United States today, with many living in ‘swing states’. The impact Muslim Americans, when organized and engaged, can have on their communities is no longer a theory, but a growing reality. Civic society works best when our communities are represented and accountable to the interests of their citizens. However, this process only works if citizens are engaged and active the political process.
Emgage is leading the development of the community’s voter mobilization efforts by utilizing a data driven approach to conduct surveys about the community’s interests and to target where engagement on those issues could yield effective impact. This approach, supplemented with sophisticated programming in partnership with allied organizations, is the beginning of a new movement in the Muslim American community. Through these programs, Emgage is dedicated to bridging the gap between the electorate and the policies that affect their lives by organizing grassroots efforts such as voter registration campaigns, absentee ballot drives, candidate forums, statewide phone banking and canvassing, organizing early voting events and distributing nonpartisan issue guides.